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Blatter and Platini Banned by FIFA for Eight Years

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s ethics committee banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years from all soccer-related activities in verdicts announced Monday. Platini’s bid to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in a Feb. 26 election is now likely ended.

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Report: FIFA’s Blatter In FBI Spotlight Over $100 Million Bribery Case

US authorities are investigating evidence indicating FIFA’s suspended president Sepp Blatter knew about $100 million (92 million euros) in bribes paid to former members of the football body, a BBC report said Sunday. The BBC investigation alleges that sports marketing

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John Cleese Tweets Show He Thinks Sepp Blatter Is A Very Naughty Boy

Comedian John Cleese has weighed into the FIFA scandal, tweeting that Sepp Blatter has ‘given himself four months to destroy the evidence” after ex-FIFA executive Jack Warner named the Swiss in a television broadcast about the investigation for corruption. The

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American Football vs. International Futbol

George Carlin’s classic critique of football and baseball strikes today as slightly yesterday. But his premise easily extrapolates to compare and contrast the good ol’ US of A and all our funny-sounding international neighbors, who seem to adore a kicky-kick sport (what we call “soccer”) managed by the honorable men of FIFA.